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Child of the Night (Power of the Blood #1)

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This is erotic horror at its best...Bondage, other sexual activities, and violence permeate this mating of mortal and an immortal. Nancy Kilpatrick takes the mythos out of the sensual vampire and brings the exceptional creature to a state of haunting superiority when dealing with homo inferior.
Unknown Binding, 314 pages
Published December 31st 1996 by Swan Hill Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
Let me just say that I am failing MISERABLY at this second installment of vampire month. I don't think I've had one good read so far. I've read a ton of vampire books over the years, so clearly I'm getting to the bottom of the barrel here. I need to reread some that I've enjoyed to put my faith back into bloodsuckers.

SPOILERS AHEAD

At first I thought I was going to like this. The book opens with Carol sitting alone in a crowded café. A man named André asks to sit down, but she refuses until he po
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Carly
I found this book scary in many parts. And that is not really easy to get.
André's character it's very well built. He is a real vampire, scary, arrogant, wicked...
It's a complicated "love" between a vampire (A vampire I stress, is not like Edward Cullen, so you understand me...) and Carol, a human.
And it's addictive! I couldn't put it down.
5 stars



Me pareció un libro aterrador en ciertas partes. Y eso no se consigue fácilmente en un libro.
El personaje de André me pareció muy bien construido. Un
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Claudia
Dec 26, 2010 Claudia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Claudia by: Several Facebook friends
Pure crap.

I don't understand why they recommended it to me. The idea intrigued me, a woman prisoner of a vampire's desires for two weeks, but the author messed it all up. I didn't like the writing, there were several grammar mistakes (although I think it was for the bad translation) and it was simply unrealistic. And sadistic, too. After all the poor Carol has been through, she goes back to find him again? And when Andre erases her memory and sends her back to America, she remembers everything a
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Rosa Campanile
Due stelline
La prima parte è assai deludente, la protagonista è scialba e inconsistente e lo stile per nulla affascinante. Mi è sembrato anche che nella traduzione ci siano parecchi errori U.U
Però nell'ultima parte si riprende e la storia di per sè non è brutta. Julien e Jeanette mi hanno affascinato.
Continuo a sperare che continuando migliori, e probabilmente leggerò i seguiti.
Recensione completa coming soon! :D
Book Vamp Jade Williams
Excellent! A vampire love story based in the real world. A love that is first destructive and even demeaning. But then it turns and becomes something unexpected. I can understand why some find Kilpatrick's so controversial. she does not expound on what the classic vampire should or shouldn't be but neither does she say "it isn't" so. Erotic, emotion stiring to the point of sometimes being just a but disturbing. And although you find yourself often disliking the main character for putting herself ...more
Methos
Jul 04, 2013 Methos rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Signora Kilpatrick si rivolga ad un bravo psichiatra!

***commento durante la lettura***
sono ancora in fase lettura,ma sono molto tentata di abbandonarlo...è ALLUCINANTE!!
dire che è un OBROBRIO di libro è fargli un complimento... la storia si riassume (per ora in):
- lei ha appena divorziato da un bisessuale che si faceva cani e porci ed ha attaccato l'HIV a tutti.
- viene rapita da un tizio e viene violentata,frustata e usata come bambola gonfiabile dal suo rapitore.
- 15 giorni di "allegro sog
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Mathieu Fortin
Jul 15, 2010 Mathieu Fortin rated it really liked it
C’est avec réticence que j’ai entrepris la lecture de la série Le Pouvoir du Sang, de Nancy Kilpatrick. Réticence provoquée par le thème même de la série : des vampires, encore une fois. Après les romans d’Anne Rice, ceux de Stephenie Meyer et autres tentatives de "paranormale romance", je ne souhaitais pas me plonger dans une série de vampires... mais comme celle-ci est plus ancienne que les dernières séries vampiriques, je me suis laissé tenté.

J’ai donc été agréablement surpris de retrouver da
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Leo Karakolov
Mar 28, 2015 Leo Karakolov rated it liked it
This book is pretty sexy. But it has problems.
When it really comes down to it, Child of the Night is mainly about the relationship between Carol, a human, and Andre, a vampire. While many stories about vampires start off with the male and female lead maintaining animosity toward each other, they resolve this far more quickly (to their benefit) than this one.

BDSM comes into play in this book, if only for a little. There are really only two major instances of it, one near the beginning, and one ne
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Daniela Mayo
Jul 04, 2015 Daniela Mayo rated it really liked it
Wau. Wau. Wau (parezco perro jajajaja) Una historia completamente innovadora y tan pero tan genial. Los vampiros no son exactamente mi zona de confort pero debo decir que este libro a hecho replantearme leer mas libros con este tipo de temática. Todo lo que pasa en este libro es muy, ¿como describirlo....? intrigante y para nada ilógico (cof, crepusculo, cof) y si, tiene unas cuantas partes eróticas pero debo decir que en ningún momento me desagradaron, excepto.... el principio del libro y por e ...more
M A
Apr 28, 2012 M A rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Gilly
Apr 26, 2012 Gilly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
La notte dei vampiri è il romanzo con cui viene inaugurato il Ciclo del Potere del sangue, attualmente composto da quattro libri, e incentrato sulla figura del vampiro.
Di questo romanzo sono state pubblicate varie edizioni, tutte da Newton Compton e, tra tutte queste, io possiedo, aihmè, quella con la copertina più brutta e che non c’azzecca nulla con quello che accade. Quella messa nelle edizioni più recenti è molto più bella e inerente alla trama e quasi mi mangio le mani per non aver aspettat
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Serena
Aug 09, 2012 Serena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
TRAMA: Carol è una giovane donna di 25 anni, delusa da un marito che l'ha tradita con il suo migliore amico e impaurita dalla possibilità di essere sieropositiva. Per dare una svolta a un'esistenza triste e monotona, decide di fare un viaggio per il mondo e si trova in Francia, a Bordeaux, quando viene rapita da Andrè, un vampiro con cui stringe un patto per avere salva la vita: per due settimane soddisferà ogni sua voglia, dopo di che sarà libera. Ma libera non lo sarà mai, perchè Carol verrà s ...more
Jokolz Ishida
Sep 05, 2013 Jokolz Ishida rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book
Debo decir que no soy muy afecta al género de este libro, lo compre pensando que era de terror influenciada por la muy corta descripción al reverso del tomo.
Ahora bien, todos los personajes están muy bien estructurados, y la evolución de los dos principales es evidente. El personaje principal es una joven, llamada Carol, que en mi parecer tiene muy graves problemas de autoestima lo que la lleva a verse envuelta con bastardos. Esto choco mucho con mis dogmas, lo que me hizo frustrarme y querer ah
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Amarilli Settantatre
I vampiri crudeli non si guardano indietro
Ultimamente, il livello eccessivamente zuccheroso di certi romanzi dedicati ai vampiri mi aveva fatto venire un po' di nausea. Per fortuna ho scoperto questa serie dove (quale audacia!) l'autrice non ha paura di tratteggiare un protagonista vampiro che uccide nel quotidiano e senza rimorsi, che non ha paura di mostrarsi ricoperto di sangue, che dorme veramente tutto il giorno su un letto di pietra, al buio e nella solitudine, pieno di contraddizioni crud
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Gissel Arvizu
Mar 08, 2014 Gissel Arvizu rated it it was amazing
Ok primeramente tengo que decir que este libro es genial la historia es genial, los personajes son geniales me encariñe muchísimo con los personajes sin duda los extrañare, la historia esta bien escrita no me decepcionó en ningun momento, es el tercer libro que leo que no me ha desepcionado creo que sera uno de mis favoritos de este año, amo a andre, esta historia es genial como lo dije, y lo recomiendo totalmente una historia muy diferente de vampiros :)
Carol Weekes
Sep 23, 2011 Carol Weekes rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Nancy Kilpatrick demonstrates why she's considered the 'Queen of Vampire Fiction'; with strong, credible, and original characterization that draws the reader in, I couldn't help but get caught up immediately in the story of character Carol Robbins as a chance encounter in a foreign cafe leads to her meeting, fearing, then becoming swept up into the life of a brooding, dark figure named Andre and the subsequent result of their bizzare relationship. Filled with fascinating and e ...more
Amyclare111
Sep 25, 2014 Amyclare111 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
3.5

Estuve tentada de ponerle un 4 pero hubo cosas que no me convencieron. Aún así fue una muy buena lectura.
Laronza Wiley-moore
its 50 shades with vampires....not interested
Sarah
Mar 07, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Drôle de livre... L'histoire expose une famille de vampires assoiffée de sang qui font des rituels bizarre et qui mettent une fille enceinte. Vraiment ce livre était un peu trop étrange/''corny'' pour moi. Ce qui choque le plus, c'est que l'auteur expose tout au long du livre la femme comme un objet, faible et sans défense. Si on veut lire quelque chose de léger, de rapide et d'étrange c'est parfait.
S.L.
May 26, 2013 S.L. rated it liked it
Shelves: vamps
I enjoyed the fact that it was not a fairy tale vamp story but there were parts in the story that just lost me and I didn't want to read it anymore. Could be due to the translation I dont know. it just didnt flow well and some of the stuff that happened just contradicted the main characters personality and the realism was way off. I am not even going to bother with the rest of the series, in fact i gave it away to someone else to see if they liked it.
Alexis Drake
Jun 01, 2016 Alexis Drake rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-ci-siamo
pessimo libro, in cui la donna viene maltrattata, violentata e segregata da un vampiro "cattivo".
Se volete davvero leggere di vampiri cattivi, leggete la Hamilton, o la Rice, almeno i loro vampiri cattivi non violentano donne incinte.
Sono disgustata, davvero.
Kylie
Aug 03, 2011 Kylie rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
It took me a while to get into it, at first Carol and Andre's relationship seemed a bit too aggressive and bordering on abusive, but once the reader was told more about Andre's past and gave him a bit more personality it made more sense and became enjoyable for me.
Monica Gabellini
Oct 31, 2014 Monica Gabellini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gli estimatori del genere non possono perderselo.
E' incredibile come la Kilpatrick riesca a confondere le idee anche del lettore riguardo ad Andrè: ci sono momenti in cui lo si odia e altri in cui si spinge la protagonista tra le sue braccia.
Beatriz
Oct 16, 2010 Beatriz rated it it was amazing
Este libro me encanta me he enamorado del estilo de Nancy Kilpatrick, un libro genial en el que no tienes tiempo para aburrirte, en el cual el típico amor entre humano y vampiro va más allá de la fantasía.
Catrina Soldevila
Nov 10, 2011 Catrina Soldevila rated it it was amazing
this used to be one of my favorites when i was younger. i remember the first time i read it my freshman year in high school, i stayed up all reading it because i couldn't put it down.
**Miss_Tegan**
Jan 30, 2015 **Miss_Tegan** rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sesso e amore sono i temi principali di questa storia tra un vampiro molto caparbio e una semplice umana. l'inizio non è dei migliori ma il finale si.
Libny
Aug 31, 2011 Libny rated it liked it
leí este libro en una noche, morí de miedo, es aterrador el trato del vampiro protagonista hacia su compañera.
No recomendable para sensibles.
Jaynera
Jul 24, 2008 Jaynera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kinda a creepy look at not so nice vampires, unlike Twilight!
Michela Biasiolo
Jul 04, 2013 Michela Biasiolo rated it liked it
Finalmente vampiri "cattivi"!!!!
Camila Cullen Masen
Apr 04, 2013 Camila Cullen Masen rated it it was amazing
myyyyyyyyyyyyyy........!!!! beautiful
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